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Justin Bonsignore Continues Dominance at Thompson

Icebreaker 150

THOMPSON, Conn. —  Justin Bonsignore has become the modern day master of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

The Holtsville, New York, driver scored his fifth straight NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win at Thompson on Sunday afternoon in the Icebreaker 150. The victory allowed Bonsignore to become the first driver in the history of Whelen Modified Tour action at the historic Connecticut oval to win five straight.

It was the 10th career Thompson win for the defending series champion, and his 21st overall. more info...

Ron Silk Back To Victory Lane at South Boston

 

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. —  One last restart was all Ron Silk needed.

The Norwalk, Connecticut, driver lined up to the inside of Burt Myers with 18 laps to go in the South Boston 150 at South Boston Speedway, and the veteran took advantage of his opportunity to get back to the top.

Silk captured his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win since May of 2016 by taking down the checkered flag in the second race of the season. It was the 11th career win for the 2011 series champion, and his first in his first start at the Virginia oval. more info...

Doug Coby Begins Quest For Sixth Title In Victory Lane

Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety Kleen

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. 3/16/19 —  Doug Coby's quest for a sixth NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship couldn't have started off much better.

After two years of struggling at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Coby make those scuffles distant memories on Saturday, rolling to his 25th career Whelen Modified Tour win and first at the South Carolina oval.

He may have made the final laps of the Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety Kleen look easy, but the day wasn't filled with only celebratory moments. He did win the first Mayhew Tools Dominator Pole Award in qualifying, but Coby was forced to start at the tail of the field after a screw in his left-front tire forced the team to make an unapproved tire change before the green. MORE RESULTS

NWMT Opens season at Myrtle Beach Speedway

Timmy Solomito Ready To Chase First Title

(3/3/19) - Solomito won four races in 2016, and followed it up with five in 2017 — coming just a mere six points from ending Coby's reign as champion of the Whelen Modified Tour. When the season ended, Solomito and his Eric Sanderson-owned team were ready to pounce heading into the 2018 season, looking to build on momentum and come out of the gates strong en route to what he hoped would be a title run.

“It's a humbling sport — there are days you are going to be on top and days you are going to be at the bottom — but that's all part of it,” Solomito said. more info..

NASCAR & NBCSN Announce Regional Series Coverage

37 Races To Air For K&N Pro Series and Whelen Modified Tour

(2/8/19) - DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – NASCAR and NBC Sports Group announced the 2019 broadcast schedule Friday for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

NBCSN is where NASCAR fans can tune-in to watch their favorite regional drivers – from the up-and-coming stars of tomorrow to the local heroes who make these series their home. NBCSN will air a total of 37 regional events from 27 different venues, including the series openers and championship finales for all three series.

The season will kick off on NBCSN on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. ET with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East from Florida's New Smyrna Speedway. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West opener from the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will air on Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m., followed by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Myrtle Beach Speedway on Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. ET.

Fans can see the NASCAR champions crowned from Dover International Speedway (NASCAR K&N Pro Series East) on Friday, Oct. 11; Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) on Thursday, Oct. 17; and Phoenix's ISM Raceway (NASCAR K&N Pro Series West) on Thursday, Nov. 14. more info..

Whelen Executive Phil Kurze Passes

Longtime Short Track Racing Supporter And Whelen Rep

12/13/2018 Phil spent more than 25 years with Whelen Engineering, where he was Vice President of Motorsports and Mass Notification. His first task for the company was in Mass Notification Products, but Kurze quickly worked his way into the ranks and took liking to short track racing, taking over as Vice President of Motorsports for the company and acting in the position until his passing.

“Whelen would not be where it is today in the NASCAR community without the efforts of Phil Kurze,” Whelen President and CEO George Whelen V said in a statement. “It was an honor to work with Phil for so many years. He was genuine and kind to all.” more